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Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect
The quality of Rwanda's coffee has skyrocketed in the last decade. However, many buyers remain reticent about this origin because they fear the infamous Potato Taste Defect (PTD). Though PTD can't be 100% avoided, it is under scrutiny in the country and its incidence has decreased as quality improved. Now, some progressive roasters are willing to take the risk. Friedhats, a specialty roastery in Amsterdam, talks about their experience with the origin and how they are enjoying a partnership with Gasharu in Nyamasheke. They are not looking back...
Algrano's lexicon: the difference between a seller and a producer
Algrano started referring to growers as either sellers or producers. This change of terms was put in place to reflect more accurately the roles of different actors in the supply chain. The word grower has become too broad and vague to communicate how different organizations act in the producing countries available on Algrano. By doing this, we hope to make it easier for roasters to understand who is involved in the sale of a given coffee and to provide extra transparency.
Café Selva Norte: the environmental project in Peru you should support to reduce your carbon footprint
Deforestation is one of the main causes behind the emission of greenhouse gases in Peru and growing coffee under full sun, a practice which became common after the leaf rust crisis in 2013, is one of the contributing factors. To fight this, agroforestry project developer Ecotierra created the Café Selva Norte initiative. Read our interview with Guillaume Nadeau, Deputy CEO of Ecotierra Canada, to learn how the project supports cooperatives through microcredit, seedlings and technical assistance to farmers so they can transition from full sun to a healthy shade-grown crop, which will also improve their yields and double their income.
Harvest news - June 2021
The market is in a moment of transition from a wave of panic and uncertainty to more optimism and stability. The current unpredictability was caused mainly by the reduced Brazilian crop (which has just started), the protests in Colombia and the global container shortage. These factors led to a surge in speculation, further increased due to the depreciation of the American dollar and the subsequent increase in the purchasing of coffee futures by funds and investors. Get up to speed, learn more on what's happening in the producing countries with our new Harvest News summary - a collection of quick origin facts bringing you the hottest information from the fields.
What is a fair price to pay to a small coffee farmer in Peru?
Exporting company Allpa Ruru breaks down the cost of production and earnings of Peruvian smallholders, compares current numbers to the country's estimated living income and presents key facts about the payment structure and the local supply chain. See how much farmers are getting paid and what they need to make a living.
Five things you can do now to reduce supply chain uncertainty
This May, Algrano hosted an Instagram Live with Mario Alarcon and Christian Starry of The Guat Lab in Guatemala. The main topic of discussion was supply chain uncertainty. The coffee industry continues to struggle with retail disruptions caused by the pandemic, which in turn led to great supply chain volatility. Though it can be hard to find a silver lining in all this, COVID has had an unexpected equalizing effect. Suddenly, we were all in the same boat.
Central America Harvest Report 2021
The latest harvest promises to be a fine vintage for Central American coffees. It's a year that producers will remember. Why? Download the report to find out. Keep yourself up to date with origin news and understand the conditions in which your coffees are being grown. This harvest report was produced in partnership with farmers and summarises interviews conducted with 10 growers about the status of the harvest.
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
What’s happening with the price of coffee in Brazil - and what you can do about it
“Why are Brazilian coffees more expensive this year?” roasters asked. To answer this question, we spoke to our long term partners at SanCoffee in Campos das Vertentes, Minas Gerais, to give roasters a quick update about what’s going on on the ground.
Take Control of Your Supply Chain With The New Sourcing Planner
Have you seen the new sourcing planner on Algrano? It first appeared on your dashboard in February and allowed roasters create their own sourcing calendar for origins they are interested in. Now you can tailor it to your needs even more and follow only specific growers or coffee profiles and see the ordering and shipping windows this year.
It’s OK to say no. It’s not OK to say nothing: Takeaways from the Mexico virtual trip
The Ensambles team is young and extremely committed to their work with farmers. When speaking to them, there is no brushing the hard stuff under the rug. Here are our main takeaways from the discussion, from bad prices and systems which keep farmers ignorant to the need to share feedback and market information.
Beyond cup scores and blind cuppings: insights from the El Salvador virtual tour
Female coffee producers, asymmetry of information in the coffee industry, and a virtual tour of El Salvador
- El Salvador
All coffee orders in one screen - Your new orders dashboard is here!
"Welcome to your new orders dashboard at Algrano! We’ve been working hard to update your green coffee management experience. Following feedback from roasters, we decided to make it easier than ever to have an overview of all your orders and see exactly what you need to do to manage your coffee on Algrano."